By Xavier Porter –

October 23, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. –

“I’m a whole different breed; everybody following, I was sent to lead.” – Mysonne

On November 11, 2017, live on HBO Boxing, “The Miracle Man” Daniel Jacobs will be making his return to the ring against a Luis Arias. This will not only be Jacobs’ first time headlining a fight card on HBO, but it will be his first match since signing a promotion deal with U.K.’s top boxing promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing.

In what is expected to be Jacobs coming out party as the best middleweight in boxing, he is facing a young, hungry fighter who has shown his readiness to make a name for himself within middleweight division.

Both men are reasonably equal in size: Jacobs stands at 5’11 ½, while Arias stands at 5’11. What separates the two men is experience. Both men expressed that height and experience will not be a factor in this fight. in fact, this is the type of fight where a young fighter steps up to face, not only good fighter, but a former champion, who himself is focused changing and controlling the landscape of the middleweight division (160lb).

Jacobs, coming off a tough, back and forth battle with the current IBO, IBF, WBC, WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin, is primed and ready to take on a young fighter, who appears to be undeterred from the championship pedigree that the “former World Champion” brings to the ring.

Daniel Jacobs, Brooklyn, NY (32-2, 29 KOs – former WBA Middleweight Champion – ranked number four in the world and number two in the United States)

“This fight is supposed to be my showcase. It’s taking place in my hometown. There’s added pressure: it’s the main event and my first appearance as such on HBO.”

“This man is coming to try and ruin it all. This guy is serious because this is an opportunity of a lifetime for him. He’s looking to ruin all the plans that I have for my career. I’m taking this fight very serious. None of who or what happened before in my career matters. This guy is none of those fighters and I am no one that he has ever fought before. We can talk about amateur and professional records but none of that matters. What matters is on fight night: we step in and we just get it on. I will show you on November 11. You guys are in for a treat!”

Arias, the undefeated USBA Middleweight Champion has shown in eighteen professional fights that he’s ready for the big stage. Currently signed to Roc Nation Sports and coming off a fifth round TKO win against his last opponent, Arias is primed and ready to shake up the current state of the middleweight division.

Luis Arias, Milwaukee, WI (18-0, 9 KOs – current USBA Middleweight Champion; number 17 in the world; number five in the United States)

“I’m ready for this opportunity. There’s no pressure when you get an opportunity to fight. He’s a good fighter and I take nothing away from him. I’m undefeated and I’m hungry. I won my last fight on HBO and when they asked me who I wanted to fight next, I said Danny Jacobs. Now I have him.”1965506_865249396819246_5619764757759219153_o

“He has a great team; he’s been taken care of. If I fought the guys that he fought I’d be 30-0 also. At the end of the day his chin is suspect. I’m coming to fight. I don’t plan on running for a marathon so please, when I hit you, just don’t run.”

“This man puts his pants on just like me: one leg at a time. I’m not worried about his power. I will be in the middle of the ring. You will not have to go and find me. I will be right there, ready to fight. On November 11, I’m shocking the world!”

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, Brooklyn, NY (19-0-1, 17 KOs); ranked number ten in the world and number three in the United States; former WBO-NABO and WBA-NABA

Also, being featured on this card is undefeated Heavyweight Title Contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller, (19-0-1, 17 KOs). Miller, the Brooklyn, NY native, having stopped Heavyweight title contender Gerald Washington at the Barclays Center on 7/29/17, is ready to take on his next challenge as he pursues his goal of becoming a world champion.

Standing in his path is 6’7 ½ Polish Heavyweight Mariusz Wach (33-2, 17 KOs). Wach is battled tested, having lost a twelve round unanimous decision against then IBF, IBO WBA (SUPER), WBO Heavyweight Champion Wladmir Klitschko (11/10/12). Wach went on to win his next four bouts where he then faced Heavyweight title contender Alexander Povetkin on 11/4/15, for the vacant WBC Silver Heavyweight title. Wach was defeated by Povetkin in TKO fashion in twelve rounds. He has since fought twice, winning his last fight (3/18/17) to claim the IBF East/West European Heavyweight title.

Both Miller (6’4) and Wach (6’7) are huge heavyweights in size. One can only expect for this fight to not make the distance.

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller


Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller

I want to thank Eddie Hearn for giving me this opportunity. I want to thank HBO. I want to thank my promoter, partner, my friend Dmitry Salita and my publicist Alvina Alston.”

“It took a long time to get to this point. I didn’t take any easy routes. For fifteen years, I’ve worked hard and I am finally here. It took a team effort and now we are here. It took team work to get to where I am at today and I am thankful and blessed.”

“I’m super motivated for this fight. Check my track record: from kickboxing to boxing, I’ve been kicking butt for a long time. On November 11, it’s going to be war and I’m coming to kill my opponent. I’m no one he’s ever sparred or faced in the ring. I’m a killer! I’m a knock his head off!”

Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller

Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller

Also, being featured on the undercard of this exciting fight card is Super Lightweight Knockout artist Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0, 16 KOs) and Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs), who will square-off in a ten-round bout, televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The Seldin vs. Ortiz battle will serve as the opening bout.

Cletus Seldin vs Roberto Ortiz

Cletus Seldin vs Roberto Ortiz

Fighting out of Long Island, NY, Seldin is a former WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion who has plowed through the competition with devastating power resulting in 78 percent of his fights ending by knockout.

Seldin, the hometown favorite, is facing the current WBC FECARBOX Welterweight Champion in what is expected to be an exciting fight between two warriors, focused on taking the next step in their careers towards becoming a world champion. Both men are coming off hard-fought wins in their respective last bouts.

Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0, 16 KOs)

“I’m absolutely ecstatic to fight for the first time on HBO and represent Star Boxing at the Coliseum,” Seldin said.

Cletus Seldin - The Hebrew Hammer

Cletus Seldin – The Hebrew Hammer

“I see this as the second start to my career, this is a great opportunity and now that I have it there’s no turning back, I’m here to stay — bigger fights, bigger venues and on HBO. I just fought recently but as soon as they called about this fight I jumped at it. I’ll be more than ready for Roberto Ortiz on November 11.”

Cletus Seldin - The Hebrew Hammer

Cletus Seldin – The Hebrew Hammer

Ortiz, from Torreon, Mexico, has torn through 35 opponents including 10 defenses of the WBC Silver Super Lightweight Championship over three years. The sole blemish on his record came against former Interim WBC World Super Lightweight Champion Lucas “La Maquina” Matthysse.

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KOs; current WBC FECARBOX Welterweight Champion)

Roberto "Massa" Ortiz

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz

“We are going to take advantage of every opportunity, and we are thankful to GBP, Star Boxing, and HBO who have supported us.”

“I am confident I will be able to prove that I am someone to mess with in this sport. We know we are going up against an undefeated fighter, who is powerful. Our mental game will have to be at 100%, and we will have to have the perfect strategy to be able to take him down and leave with the victory. I am hopeful that our styles will give a great fight, and give a performance that everyone can appreciate come fight night.”

Roberto "Massa" Ortiz

Roberto “Massa” Ortiz

Massa’ Ortiz has built a real fan base throughout Mexico because of his action-packed style and power in both hands, and we’re excited to showcase him to a global audience on HBO,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO and Chairman Oscar De La Hoya.

Cletus has thrilled New York fight fans at The Paramount in Long Island for the last five years,” Joe DeGuardia President and CEO of Star Boxing said. He has sensational knockout power and Roberto Ortiz is also a real banger who comes to fight. We’re grateful to Peter Nelson and HBO for showcasing great matchups and future stars of the sport. We look forward to another exhilarating performance from Cletus.”

Also, being featured in a six-round bout welterweight contest is the United Kingdom’s Conor Benn (9-0, 7 KOs), the son of former WBC Super Middleweight Champion and WBO Middleweight Champion Nigel Benn (42-5-1, 35 KOs). More bouts are scheduled to be featured on the undercard.

Matchroom Boxing Presents – Jacobs v Arias – November 11th, 2017 – Nassau Coliseum, New York


Jacobs Vs. Arias and Miller Vs. Wach are presented by Matchroom Boxing USA, in association with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Salita Promotions and Roc Nation Sports. The event takes place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island is an extension of BSE’s BROOKLYN BOXING™ brand. For more information, visit Seldin Vs. Ortiz is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Star Boxing.

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